The solution to the plethora of Leftist parties and movements is to be found in Vladimir Lenin's 1902 work, What Is to Be Done?
Only a vanguard party with a centralized leadership and revolutionary theory
and practice is necessary for the development of an American social
As Antonio Gramsci has theorized, bourgeois parties, such as the Democratic
Party, are merely counter hegemonic proponents of reform initiatives in
the social economy, but maintain the bourgeois hegemony intact in terms
of the cultural, political and legal superstructure.
Only the Russian Bolsheviks were able to transform society towards socialism by
democratic centralism of the Communist Party through the Peoples
Lenin retained trade unions, but political power resided in the soviets and the Politburo.
I warned that movements such as Occupy Wall Street were doomed because of their weak leadership and nebulous socio-economic platform full of sound and fury.
If genuine socialist transformation of American society is to become a reality, we need a new Social Democratic Party of America, which is conscious of
Marxism-Leninism, both in its successes and failures.
Mere reliance on Constitutional law, or law in general, to revolutionize any society is insufficient. Look at the fiasco of Constitutional procedure in Congress to impeach President Donald Trump.
Joseph N. Manago